Despite initial forecasts of taking the top spot, Lil Nas X’s 7 debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with a total of 77,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that number, 4,000 came from album sales (all from digital downloads as there was no physical release), 8,000 from track equivalent album units and 66,000 from streaming equivalent album units. Although falling short, 7 is the most-streamed album of the week with 90.4 million on-audio streams.
The Raconteurs edged Nas X for the No. 1 spot with Help Us Stranger garnering 84,000 in album sales, less than 1,000 in track equivalent album units and 3,000 in streaming equivalent album units — totalling to 88,000 equivalent album units earned. The album was supported by a concert ticket/sale redemption offer for the Jack White-led band’s summer tour, along with strong sales at independent music stores and vinyl LP sales. Help Us Stranger is also the largest sales week for a vinyl album in 2019, selling 25,000 vinyl LP units.
The third and final debutant is Gucci Mane with Delusions of Grandeur at No. 7, opening with 32,000 equivalent album units earned including the 3,000 from album sales. This marks Guwop’s sixth top 10 effort and 22nd chart entry overall.
Elsewhere on the chart, Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? spends another week on the top 5 at No. 3, followed by the Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins and Khalid’s Free Spirit moving up to No. 5. Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You jumps three spots to its debut and peak position of No. 6, thanks to iTunes sales and her recent performance at the 2019 BET Awards. The new top 10 closes with DaBaby’s Baby on Baby at No. 8, Ariana Grande’s thank u, next at No. 9 and Polo G’s Die a Legend at No. 10.
In other music news, Logic and Eminem dropped a visual for “Homicide” featuring Chris D’elia.
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